Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Scrapalicious Challenge #9-Sketch/Anything Goes!

Good Morning everyone!  Today the Scrapalicious USA team's challenge is to create something that uses the pagemaps sketch below.  Your theme can be any topic!  We would love for you to join us on this challenge by popping over to the Scrapalicious Blog to participate!

The stamped image actually included the full body of the girl leading her dog on a leash.  I decided it would fit into my card better to crop out just what I wanted to show that you can artistically change out the image to fit the emotion you are trying to share.  In this case, I wanted something a little more simple so I could add the bling to give it that extra touch.  Here are the items I used to create this card:

All of these products are now available at Scrapalicious USA.  Check out the store for all the wonderful prices and items available!!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Scrapalicious Challenge-Cold Treats!

Howdy and welcome to another Scrapalicious USA challenge!  Sorry I have not been around much but I have been lucky enough to have my home filled with company and preparations for a family reunion this weekend.  Needless to say, my crafty ambitions have been thwarted.  I will be back though!

This week over at the Scrapalicious USA blog our challenge is centered around, "Something cold, or sweet".  Now you can take that as literally or vaguely as you desire!  I decided a cold treat!  Here is the card I created:

I used some of the fabulous paper available for sale at Scrapalicious!  I had some older stamps available that I sort of pieced together to create the scene of the kitty getting his fair share of a cold treat.  Items used will follow post.

I think it's about time I did some more copics tutorials.  Any special requests?  Drop me a line or leave a comment below if you have an opinion about that.  But for now, I have a special tip for you.  Do you want the 3 perfect Copics colors to create denim blue like the ones in the card above?  I used B97, B95, B91.  Give it a try!!

Please join us at the Scrapalicious blog for this fun challenge.  And take a minute (you will really want an hour) to browse through the vast selection of fantastic scrapbook supplies available for sale at the Scrapalicious USA store.

DJ Rubber Stamp (cat)
Stampourri Rubber Stamp (my design)
Hero Arts Rubber Stamp (verse)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Scrapalicious Challenge-Put on a Smile

Hello Wednesday.  Welcome to the Scrapalicious Blog Challenge.  This weeks offering is all about "smiles".  To join our challenge pop on over to the blog and submit your cards or projects that have a smile or contain the word "smile" as a sentiment.  Pretty simple, wouldn't you agree?

Here is what I created:

And the inside of the card:
The verse was actually written by my ever creative hubby.  He is so good at putting words together that work just for what I was actually thinking.  Of course, how can you go wrong for inspiration when there is such an adorable image to add on the card?  I do love those Magnolia Stamps.  Isn't it a little ironic though that they have no mouths for smiling?    I am actually going to send this card out as a graduation card for my niece.  I do not believe she is a reader of my blog, so feel fairly sure she will still be surprised when she gets the card.

Please come join us on this challenge.  If you need some more inspiration, you can check out the low, low prices on scrapbook supplies now at Scrapalicious USA.  Cindy has so many items to choose from and many you may have never seen before.  Many of her items are harder to find and original enough they will make your projects one of kind.
Copic Markers:
E11,E00,E000, Skin
R20,R22,  Clothing
E99,E35,E31, Hair
C5,C3,C1  Shoes

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Scrapalicious Challenge-Accordian Style

Hello and welcome to the Scrapalicious Design Team Wednesdays.  In honor of National Accordian Month (yes, who knew?) we are making this weeks challenge all about accordians.  Well, in this case, accordian folds.  I decided to bring back another example of the accordian album I made back in October and create this new one.  I have not added any pictures to the album because I am going to be giving it to someone else and they can add their own.  First off, if you would like to see how I originally built this little album I have a video HERE that you can look at.  It was created at Halloween't be too spooked when you open that link! :)

Here are the details of my project:

Just to keep with the theme, I also created a couple Accordian flowers!
I created a pocket to hold tags and photos

Please check out the video link I added above on instructions for building your own Accordian Album.  It's super simple, and if you use a coordinating paper pad like I did in this example, it really ties together very easily.  You can buy all the supplies I used to make this at the Scrapalicious USA online store.  The prices are so should check it out!!

Here are a few places I am sharing my project this week:

Supply list

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Layout Challenge at Paper Patch Crafts!

It's not too late to get in on the challenge going on right now at Paper Patch Crafts!  The winner will win a complete Set of Echo Park Papers, "For the Record".  Here is the sketch layout:

And here is mine!

I used a little bit of everything to make this page:
K & Company "Citronella" Pad
My Minds Eye "Lost and Found"
Computer Font "Mountains of Christmas"

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Scrapalicious Challenge #5-Create a Card for a Man

Happy Wednesday everyone!  Our challenge this week at the Scrapalicious USA Blog was to create a card for a man.  I decided to tackle the very difficult task by making a Father's Day card for my husband.  But, I do believe this card could also be an any occasion card.  Really the only difference would be what the sentiment said.  I wanted it to be somewhat classy and elegant, but not too ornate or frilly because my man is NOT a frilly kind of guy.  In fact, this would be borderline even for him. 

In order to create the embossed sentiment since I didn't have the correct stamp I wanted to use, I measured the inside portion of the tag I wanted to use and created the verse in Word on my printer using text box and creating the exact dimensions.  As soon as it printed I immediately poured embossing powder over the image while the printer ink was still warm.  It adhered perfectly!  Then I heat embossed it and cut it out with my spellbinders Fancy Tags Two.  So easy!  Then I layered my sentiment on another tag from the same set and added a little bit of bling...simply because I couldn't resist.

This is a pocket card.  It's really simple to do and if you are curious how it's built, you can watch this video for more specifics.  In the video the card will measure 6" square.  I didn't have a spellbinders die that was that wide, so I altered mine to a 4" square card instead so it can make the ornate edge of the pocket.  I used the spellbinders set Labels One.

On the back of the pull-out card I also included a little poem, but you could add any verse or sentiment.  The pocket part of the card also opens up so you can write a personal verse.  Love this card, and I hope you do too!
Here are the links to the spellbinders dies that I used for this card now available at Scrapalicious!

I am including my card in the following challenges: